Until a few years ago, automotive development mostly took place in the same way. Although computers have played a major role in construction and design for decades, designers mainly made sketches and transferred them to elaborate life-size wood and clay models to make different model variants and ideas visually tangible. Above all, arbitrary drawing in perspective is a major advantage of digital systems.
Thanks to augmented and virtual reality, however, designs can no longer be assessed only on screens, but experienced intuitively in a real environment.
With HoloLens 2 data glasses, for example, decision-makers and developers can take a seat in an interior prototype and experience different variations of the dashboard, interior trim and other features as they will later be found in the finished vehicle.